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Im getting ready to order my z5500's for christmas and saw someone say that the z5500's decoders only work through digital? is this true and should i get a sound card such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium for the digital output? if not which card should i get to pair up with these bad boys?
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definately go with the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium, you won't have any problem with the z55's
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Im getting ready to order my z5500's for christmas and saw someone say that the z5500's decoders only work through digital? is this true and should i get a sound card such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium for the digital output? if not which card should i get to pair up with these bad boys?
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Not true at all. I am using analog through my XtremeMusic (since it has no digital out) and the decoders work fine.

Another thing to note that 5.1 in games is only available through 6 channel direct analog (3 cables). An optical connection to the Z5500's will not produce true 5.1 surround in games or movies.
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definately go with the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium, you won't have any problem with the z55's
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Not true at all. I am using analog through my XtremeMusic (since it has no digital out) and the decoders work fine.

Another thing to note that 5.1 in games is only available through 6 channel direct analog (3 cables). An optical connection to the Z5500's will not produce true 5.1 surround in games or movies.
and thanks! what sound card do you suggest?
    
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Not true at all. I am using analog through my XtremeMusic (since it has no digital out) and the decoders work fine.

Another thing to note that 5.1 in games is only available through 6 channel direct analog (3 cables). An optical connection to the Z5500's will not produce true 5.1 surround in games or movies.

Crap.

Really?


I have some Z-5500s on the way and I specifically bought an optical cable because I thought that would work the best.
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You can use normal analogue (Green, orange & black), Digital Coaxial (SPDIF) or Optical which is digital as well.
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You can use normal analogue (Green, orange & black), Digital Coaxial (SPDIF) or Optical which is digital as well.
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So let me just clarify:

I can use an optical cable and get 5.1 surround in movies and games?
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optical cables carry 5.1 channel fine.
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Will you notice much of a different when listening to it through analog vs. digital? I'm thinking of getting an ASUS Xonar D1 and these speakers to go along with it...
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